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Photo law problematic, attorney says (Galveston County Daily News)
WEBSTER A law that criminalizes certain photographs could have ramifications for artists, a civil rights attorney said.
Omaha Attorney to Challenge Bruning in AG's Race (KOLN Lincoln)
Omaha attorney Van Argyrakis has filed paperwork to run for Nebraska attorney general.
Former Janet Reno aide expected to be named U.S. attorney for South Florida (Miami Herald)
When Barack Obama was elected president, Miami's Democratic machine revved up to raise the profile of Wifredo Ferrer -- now the likely nominee for U.S. attorney in Miami.
Lawyer back in federal custody (UPI)
NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A New Jersey lawyer charged with arranging to have a prosecution witness killed has been returned to a federal detention center.
Family lawyer opens offices in Chipstead (Croydon Guardian)
Family lawyer Sara Ludlow has always been drawn to the personal side of law, so setting up her own practice was an obvious next step to get closer to her clients.
LRNRD sends new water plan to attorney general (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
ALMA - A draft 2010 integrated water management plan for the Lower Republican Natural Resources District, including an alternative for Republican River Compact compliance in water-short years, will be delivered to the Nebraska Attorney General's Office today.
Sarpy attorney receives TOYO Award (Papillion Times)
The Omaha Jaycees have honored Stephanie Hansen, a senior attorney in the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, as a 77th Annual TOYO (Ten Outstanding Young Omahans) Award recipient.
Utility lawyer named to PUC; member renamed (Salem Statesman Journal)
A veteran utility lawyer has been appointed and an incumbent member reappointed to the state Public Utility Commission.
It is not an e-mail from the Attorney General (Park Hills Daily Journal)
Chances are pretty good that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is not going to send you a personal e-mail. So, if your inbox includes an e-mail from Holder threatening to prosecute you for money laundering and terrorist-related activities, it most likely is a hoax.
Lawyer plans to leave Blagojevich defense team (SouthtownStar)
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich may be losing a lawyer. Veteran defense attorney Allan Ackerman filed papers in federal court asking permission to withdraw, citing "philosophical differences" among the lawyers. He didn't spell out what the differences were, but said that as a result he is "no longer able to stridently participate in the defense of the accused." A voicemail left for Ackerman at his ...
BREAKING NEWS: Hudson won't seek another term as district attorney (Sampson Independent)
KENANSVILLE — A prosecution career that has spanned four different decades and witnessed some of the most high-profile criminal cases ever tried in the state of North Carolina will be concluded at the end of this year, District Attorney Dewey Hudson announced Friday.
E-mail confirms U.S. attorney's retirement imminent (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)
OXFORD – An e-mail titled "Jim Greenlee Retirement Reception" confirms the Republican-appointed U.S. attorney will leave his post soon. The message apparently was sent at 3 p.m. Friday by Gina Phillips Kilgore, chief deputy for operations at the U.S. District Court in Oxford.
Iran jails opposition ex-MP for six years: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran has sentenced senior reformist and former MP Mohsen Safai Farahani, arrested after the disputed June presidential election, to six years in jail, his lawyer said on Sunday.
District attorney reviewing charges against FdL pastor accused of embezzling (Fond du Lac Reporter)
The future of a pastor accused of stealing from his church is now in the hands of the Fond du Lac County district attorney.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Saddam's ex-deputy PM Aziz in hospital after stroke: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Iraq's former deputy premier Tareq Aziz under Saddam Hussein has suffered a stroke and been moved from jail to a US military hospital, his lawyer told AFP on Sunday.
Photo law problematic, attorney says (Galveston County Daily News)
WEBSTER A law that criminalizes certain photographs could have ramifications for artists, a civil rights attorney said.
Pope's failed assassin released from prison: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk who tried to kill pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from prison Monday after almost three decades behind bars, his lawyer said.
Teodoro liable for the arming of Ampatuans — lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
The lawyer of the Ampatuan clan has called for the filing of rebellion charges against former defense secretary and now presidential aspirant Gilbert Teodoro, Jr. for allowing the arming of the political family, which is now being accused of rebellion by the national government.
US worried about missing Chinese rights lawyer (EARTHtimes.org)
Beijing - The United States on Monday described itself as very concerned about missing Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Washington raised Gao's disappearance with Chinese officials already at the end of last year after reports that the law...
Ex-Bush Attorney Due In Court On Attempted Murder Charge (Hartford Courant)
An attorney who worked in both Bush administrations is scheduled to return to court to face charges of trying to kill his wife because she wanted a divorce.
Brant lawyer to discuss OPP documents (Toronto Star)
The lawyer for aboriginal protester Shawn Brant will hold a news conference today to discuss documents released Friday that suggest Ontario Provincial Police were minutes away from moving in on First Nations blockades on Highway 401 during last year's aboriginal day of action.
Lawyer: Man says he opened door by mistake (The Fayetteville Observer)
NEW YORK - A man returning from Haiti who walked through a restricted door and set off an alarm that led to the evacuation of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport simply went the wrong way, his lawyer said Sunday.
Attorney: Man In JFK Breach Just Used 'Wrong Door' (WCBS-TV New York)
A man returning from Haiti who walked through a restricted door and set off an alarm that led to the evacuation of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport simply went the wrong way, his attorney said. "He just walked through the wrong door," said defense attorney Scott Dufault, who declined to comment further when reached by phone at his office following his client's arraignment. The ...
Lawyer reprimanded for recording court proceedings (Times of Malta)
Lawyer Emmy Bezzina was reprimanded by a Magistrate today after being found recording a court sitting.
Attorney: Man used wrong door at JFK (The Washington Times)
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man returning from Haiti who walked through a restricted door and set off an alarm that led to the evacuation of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport simply went the wrong way, says his attorney. "He just walked through the wrong door," says defense attorney Scott Dufault, who declined to comment further when reached by phone at his office Sunday following his ...
Gayapolis News - Anti-Prop 8 Lawyer Tells Obama: "Catch Up to My Conservative Republican Co-Counsel" (Gayapolis)
It has been quite a journey for Ted Olson. He's gone from being the conservative lawyer who helped crown W. by winning the Bush v. Gore case before the Supreme Court, to being a lesbian.
Attorney: Man in JFK breach just used 'wrong door' (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man returning from Haiti who walked through a restricted door and set off an alarm that led to the evacuation of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport simply went the wrong way, his attorney said Sunday.
Former Darien state senator, majority leader running for attorney general (The Darien Times)
George Jepsen of Ridgefield, a former Darien state senator and majority leader, is seeking the Democratic nomination for state attorney general. “The issues I was known for in the state senate overlapped heavily with the issues of the office of attorney general,” Jepsen said.
District attorney will seek to have slaying suspectâs bond revoked (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
HALIFAX — A murder suspect has been arrested twice while out on bond and released both times after posting additional bonds. Now District Attorney Melissa Pelfrey will ask the court to jail Tavaras Ivey ending his house arrest.
Lawyer proposes strip club in South Tahoe casino corridor (Sierra Sun)
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini confirmed this week that South Shore lawyer Michael Laub has approached him regarding the licensing that would be required to establish a strip club inside the building once occupied by Bill's Lake Tahoe Casino. The casino shut its doors on Jan. 4. Laub was concerned about whether or not a strip club would be approved by county ...
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Photo law problematic, attorney says (Galveston County Daily News)
WEBSTER A law that criminalizes certain photographs could have ramifications for artists, a civil rights attorney said.
Lawyer proposes strip club at Bill's (The Record-Courier)
Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini confirmed that South Shore lawyer Michael Laub has approached him regarding the licensing that would be required to establish a strip club inside the building once occupied by Bill's Lake Tahoe Casino. The casino shut its doors on Jan. 4. Laub was concerned about whether or not a strip club would be approved by county commissioners, Pierini said. The lawyer ...
Attorney calls police in perjury, extortion cases (KBCI Boise)
Twin Falls attorney Lynn Dunlap first contacted the Idaho Attorney General's Office and then Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs after being approached by others suggesting possible criminal conduct.
Gibo liable for arming Ampatuans - lawyer (GMA News)
A lawyer of the embattled Ampatuan family wants administration presidential aspirant Gilberto Teodoro Jr. charged for allegedly having a hand in the arming of the political clan.
Attorney: Man in JFK breach just used 'wrong door' (News 10 Now Syracuse)
NEW YORK (AP) - An attorney for a man who set off an alarm at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport while returning from Haiti says his client "just walked through the wrong door."
Angolan lawyer: Activists arrested over bus attack (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Angolan human rights lawyer said Tuesday that police are rounding up peaceful activists and accusing them of responsibility in a deadly attack on the Togo national soccer team's bus as it headed to the African Cup of Nations tournament.
Former US Attorney Seeks SC Prosecutor Job (FOX Carolina)
Former U.S. Attorney Walk Wilkins is seeking the state prosecutor's job in Greenville and Pickens counties.
Susan Bysiewicz Leaves Governor's Race, Will Run For Attorney General (Hartford Courant)
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced Wednesday morning that she would run for attorney general, leaving a crowded governor's race where she was considered the leading contender.
Inco Liable for Years of Pollution, Lawyer Tells Ontario Judge (Bloomberg)
Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Vale SA’s Inco Ltd. is liable for polluting properties for decades near a nickel refinery in Ontario and must compensate the residents, a lawyer said at the end of a trial that tests the province’s environmental laws.
Former US Attorney Wilkins seeks prosecutor's job (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 10:49 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 10:49 a.m. GREENVILLE — Former U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins is seeking the South Carolina prosecutor's job for Greenville and Pickens counties.
Wall Street May Seek to Sway Congress by Hiring Top Lawyer (BusinessWeek)
Wall Street’s decision to hire a Supreme Court lawyer to study President Obama’s plan to tax banks may be aimed more at swaying lawmakers than winning a lawsuit, some constitutional experts said.
US Attorney Forms Combined Terrorism, Narcotics Unit (Nasdaq)
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, said Tuesday that his office is combining two units to better investigate and prosecute terrorism and narcotics trafficking that threaten national security.
Defense attorney withdraws from Franklin murder case (MyCentralJersey.com)
SOMERVILLE — The trial of a Jamesburg man charged with murder in connection with a 2008 shooting at a Franklin social club has been delayed because his attorney is taking a high-ranking post in the Christie administration.
Judge denies removal of attorney in Hillsborough Properties case (MyCentralJersey.com)
HILLSBOROUGH — A state Superior Court judge has denied motions by the municipality to dismiss the case and remove the attorney representing the developer in the legal battle between Hillsborough Properties and the township.
Photo law problematic, attorney says (Galveston County Daily News)
WEBSTER A law that criminalizes certain photographs could have ramifications for artists, a civil rights attorney said.
Lawyer wraps up questioning of HMDC (The Telegram)
Randell Earle, the lawyer for unionized offshore workers, questioned executives from the Hibernia Management and Development Co.
Lawyer says church leader covered up sex abuse in diocese (The Sault Star)
SUDBURY, Ont. - Parishioners in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie should be horrified that one of their church leaders deliberately covered up sexual abuse of altar boys by a parish priest and interfered in a police investigation into it more than 25 years ago, charges a lawyer.[...]
Moscow rally in memory of slain lawyer, journalist (AP via Yahoo! News)
More than 500 activists rallied Tuesday in Moscow in memory of a human rights lawyer and a journalist slain a year ago, and more than 20 of them were detained by police.